Should Your Baby Boy Be Circumcised? 7 Pros & Cons to Know! by Mei Marcie

Kids' Health
6 years ago

Should Your Baby Boy Be Circumcised? 7 Pros & Cons to Know!

Circumcision – removal of the foreskin from the penis – is a decision to be made early, as it's best performed within 48 hours of birth. There is no routine circumcision, thus parents need to weigh the pros and cons.

Circumcision Pros

  • reduced likelihood of urinary tract infection
  • reduced risk of penile cancer
  • sexually transmitted disease risk reduced
  • penis is easier to clean

Circumcision Cons

  • not a medical necessity 
  • risk of too much/too little foreskin being removed
  • possible infection at the opening of the penis

Proper care and hygiene is required for your son's penis. Talk to your doctor and discuss risks and pain relief methods for circumcision before deciding. Read more about the pros and cons of circumcision via Healthline.

The information on is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice. The information provided through this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, and is not a substitute for professional care. Always consult your personal healthcare provider.

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Molly Laird
Before we found out we were having a girl, my husband and I had many conversations about this. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. I am sure this would help and MTB who is carrying a boy!

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